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April 14, 2013

H.S. bowling: Milton junior, Lewisburg freshman take bowler of year honors

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"My goals for next year are to lead the conference (in average) again, and as a team to win the conference title and go back to states again -- and for the team to make the state finals and for me to win the individual state title," added Artley.

n Alexis Neuer

With her pedigree, it didn't take Neuer, 14, long to make an impact in the HAC this season.

In her first varsity match for Lewisburg, Neuer rolled a 606 series. By the third match Neuer threw what turned out to be a season- and conference-high 716 series against her father's Milton team.

That was just one of several highlights for Neuer this year as she also led the HAC with a 208.0 average and was third with a high game of 278.

What else do you expect from a girl who virtually grew up around a bowling alley all her life?

"She was brought up in a bowling center, so she has been bowling for 10 years. She bowls many times in a week, probably five or six times a week," said Lewisburg coach Ray Krout. "She is a great aspect to our team. At first it was a little odd, but the other girls came together and they were asking her for pointers.

"She knows what she is doing on the lanes. She shot a 300 last year as an eighth grader in youth leagues and she has won many doubles tournaments," added Krout.

In the Eastern Regional Tournament Neuer displayed her mettle and started off strong with a 236 game. But she couldn't keep that scoring up through her remaining four games and missed a spot in the finals by just 59 pins, finishing in 27th place.

Despite her age, Neuer knows how to make big shots, and coach Krout is looking forward to that fact for several years to come.

"She is no stranger to pressure shots. She does not get excited or upset about getting bad breaks, because she knows that is part of the game" said Krout. "I am glad she is on our team, and I'm looking forward to the next three years.

"She is amazing to watch."

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